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Group Combines Shakespeare with Traditional Indian Dance

It might sound like a strange pairing – William Shakespeare and traditional Indian dance. But a Houston choreographer is exploring new territory by merging the two. News 88.7’s arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop has more on a performance uniting eastern and western art forms from Silambam Houston Indian Classical Arts. The group performs its production of […]

Silambam company members as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” characters Lysander and Hermia. (Photo Courtesy: Lavanya Rajagopalan)It might sound like a strange pairing – William Shakespeare and traditional Indian dance. But a Houston choreographer is exploring new territory by merging the two.

News 88.7’s arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop has more on a performance uniting eastern and western art forms from Silambam Houston Indian Classical Arts.

The group performs its production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. at the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center at San Jacinto College South Campus.

(Above: Silambam company members as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” characters Lysander and Hermia. Photo Courtesy: Lavanya Rajagopalan)

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